Acme Grocery Chain Sold

The brand has its headquarters in East Whiteland, but its future is uncertain.

Acme Markets, which is headquartered in East Whiteland, is among several chains the Supervalu company has sold to investment consortium Cerberus Capital Management, Supervalu announced Thursday.

There was no announcement from Supervalu or Cerberus about how the sale will affect the future of the grocery stores.

Acme does not have any market locations in Malvern, but it does have nearby locations in Newtown Square and Paoli.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported in July that moves by Supervalu executives seemed to indicate they were looking for buyers for Acme and their other grocery "banners".

Are you concerned about the fate of Acme Markets? Tell us in the comments section below.

JimT12 January 12, 2013 at 01:22 AM
Acme was way down on the food chain in terms of grocery stores in this area in my opinion. Giant use to be the boss, now it is Wegmens without a doubt.
Regina DiLabbio Klugh King January 12, 2013 at 04:21 PM
Argh! I can't imagine a world without an Ack-a-Me, the true pronounciation in our area!
Butch Beals January 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM
How sad, can anyone say, "Bain Capital?" If Cerberus Capital is anything like Bain and their former CEO Mitt Romney, the epitaph will soon be written for Acme. If Acme remains in business, it will become a part of the heap along with those famous former loser chains such as, A&P, Star, and the rest. When I came here 16 years ago, Genuardi's was one of the best and look what happened to them. Acme is soon to follow. I can't believe a region with only Giant and Wegman's. Wegmans is the most unfriendly supermarket I've ever been in. Whether you're talking about the help, or the customers; a lot of rudeness. But, maybe it's just part of the local "culture." At least the people in Acme are always friendly.
Regina DiLabbio Klugh King January 14, 2013 at 05:55 PM
Butch, Butch, my heart is breaking over here! Weggie's is my home away from home. I know more than a half of their crew on a first-name basis as I walk my "daily dozen" through its aisles once, twice and even thrice some days. I love its nice, clean, open and spacious aisles. You can park safely -- more than in the postage-stamped size of the Ack-a-Me lot. I was an ACME baby throughout my first 35 yrs in Malvern and yes, had many good friends working there. But their higher prices and parking wars led me to the bright lights of Wegmans. I'll met you there for a cup of coffee someday and introduce you around!!
Former Acme shopper January 16, 2013 at 08:37 PM
According to Philly.Com, the new owner-investors will sell all Acme real estate and leases to get investment back. they already five-times what they paid seven years ago gor 655 Albertsons, already dumping 75% of them. WARNING: Lancaster Brand Beef is tough as shoeleather, being downgrade from USDA Choice to a substandard. Maria's sources have Miller ShopRite (West Chester) being interested in Acmes in Devon and Paoli.


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